motion for summary judgment
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


motion for summary judgment
n. In civil litigation, a written submission made to the court following the discovery phase, asking for judgment before trial on the basis that the undisputed facts as adduced through discovery entitle the moving party to judgment as a matter of law; if granted, the case is over with no need for trial.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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